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What Technology is Patentable after Alice?

As mentioned in our previous post, the Federal Circuit has recently upheld a variety of “software” patents in the face of Alice challenges by accused infringers. This post gives a brief overview of the technology found to be patent eligible…

Filing a Patent Infringement Suit

Although perhaps the most sensalitionist method of monetizing patents, filing a patent litigation suit is still a viable way to obtain value from patents. As we previously discussed, the number of patent litigation suits filed in 2015 represented about a…

Can I sell my patents?

Yes, patents and patent applications are property, and as such, can be transferred or sold just like other tangible property. Owners of quality patents who are less willing to seek remedies through the court system, or would prefer to quickly…

Can I obtain a loan based on patent assets?

For patent owners or patent application owners who are strapped for cash, a large number of economic institutions and funds have recorded assignments for patents or patent applications held as collateral for business loans. Marathon Patent Group, a group that…

Want the most value out of your patents? Do this.

Over the last few weeks we have discussed the impact of Alice on patents, and determined that it is still possible to obtain software patents post-Alice. We saw patent litigation suit filings close to all-time highs. Although filing one or…

Can I still patent software?

Yes, software is patentable. Although some commentators declared that Alice heralded the end of software patents, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will not deny a patent on an invention simply because the invention is related to software.…